family sitting on chairlift

Châtel – A Wonderful Resort for Family Skiing


Families wanting to ski together face the annual dilemma of choosing a resort to please everyone.  Châtel has long been the sleepy sister to nearby Morzine and Les Gets but with recent investments in the town and on the pistes this beautiful alpine village should be high on your list.  The village is wonderfully French in…

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snow shoeing is a great winter activity to do if you are not skiing

10 Fantastic Winter Activities in Châtel


The beautiful village and ski resort of Châtel is known for its skiing and access to the Portes du Soleil but what if the day calls for a different sort of winter activity?  Maybe the children need some extra variety away from their ski lessons?  Perhaps the weather is not as sunny as you had…

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Great press coverage and reviews for Châtel


Once merely the quiet cousin of Les Gets and Morzine, Châtel is now well known as a ski resort village in its own right. The village feel of Châtel remains and in retaining this very French character the resort offers a distinctly differentiated feeling to its neighbours. It is a lively and living village, not built over by concrete chalet-hotels or run by tour operators, instead with many high quality individual chalets. A wonderful winter destination for children and families, friends and couples alike.

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ski tour

A ski tour of the Portes du Soleil: fast & black


At Clarian Chalets we do everything we can to make your vacation the ski holiday you desire.  We will happily suggest a personalised ski tour, book restaurants, point out great viewpoints and highlight our favourite mountain chalets for those toe warming vin chalks… Just ask us. We have detailed below a tour of the Portes du Soleil for…

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a checklist for packing for ski holidays

Packing for Ski Holidays – Use our Free Checklist


Whether seasoned travellers or first time ski adventurers, life is easier with a little bit of organisation. This is particularly true if packing for ski holidays with children, when the volume and complexity of requirements seems to multiply! Clarian Chalets has created a comprehensive ski holiday checklist that can be printed and annotated, helping you to ensure…

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